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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 5, 2007 10:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: ...right where they left off...

you remember on tours when the boys were smokin' from one night and picking up right where they left off the following eve? Now the hard part... can any one string shows together that fit this bill... Lets start from Fall '80 and forward...

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 5, 2007 1:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

10/9 & 10/82

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-10-09.sonyecm.clugston.5183.sbeok.shnf

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-10-10.sbd.sacks.338.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 5, 2007 1:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

No doubt about it. 10/10 was one of the first tapes I aquired, wore the damn thing out.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 5, 2007 10:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

I've never really tried to quantify this. I certainly can remember some hot runs but not entirely sure anything is going to compare with the sheer CONSISTENCY of quality of May 77. That's an obvious pick but yet still true. Look how many hot shows in a row throughout that month. 77 isn't even my favorite year but it's hard to deny.

So as to your question, I'd have to listen a lot more carefully but I can tell you the first thing to come to my mind ( and this is workin 80 onward like you siad ) is the Month of May 1981.

Then there's March 90, the Oct. 91 Oakland run.

There are a bunch but are we talking runs/months/?

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Poster: northstar dead Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Spring/Summer 81' Glens Falls>Nassau>New Haven into Starlight etc... Some good old Dead there my friend.

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Summer of '89: Foxboro-Buffalo

The shows blend together well and the neat thing was they opened with PITB at Foxboro and then reprised it two days later in Buffalo. Both are really great shows that just kind of blended together real well.

Another one like that in different venues was '85 from Cincy to Blossom. Both were fantastic shows, but it felt like the heat of Cincy just flowed right into Blossom (Day Tripper opener, very cool).

Same venue's Greenboro in '91 was really like one large show with the same PITB situation tying them together. Another same venue masterpiece is the 3 night run at Alpine in '89. Incredible shows that blended and meshed like one long show. It was just the sense you got being there that they played 6 sets with long breaks between

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Poster: airgarcia416 Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Just remebered this about Greensboro, Jerry kept wanting to push them into Dark Star on the 31st, but no one really bit into it. Next night Jerry got them there and into one of the better modern Dark Stars. It was great stuff.

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Poster: barongsong Date: Sep 6, 2007 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

I agree. I think if you look at the summer of 89 There isn't much that isn't pretty damn good if not great. I'd even stretch that into the fall shows of Hampton and Meadowlands etc., but I don't know how they played on the west coast in between. Then if you look from Philly on they had a bit of a rockey start there, followed by 2 monster nights. Charlotte Was just ok but Then they go on a tear from Miami to The LA Forum an impromptu earthquke benifite show which was decent and then A ripping New Years run Followed by another excellent Mardi Gras run into that legendary Nassau_Knick spring tour. Then we get back to the west coast summer 90 tour which I thought started off really good and Just kept getting better at every new venue. I Honestly think if you look at the summer of 89 through the summer of 90 you may have one of the top consistant years worth of dead there is with several excellent runs.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Why 80 onwards? What about the end of year Boston Tea Party shows in 69? And the June 76 Boston Music Hall shows? I think maybe they liked playing Boston...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Maybe there's an underlying point, as in the after 77 arguement? Certainly this WOULD prove a point to an extent in that case.

I mean those two examples you mentioned are prime man. I can think of a Shitload but they're all before 1980. From 80 on I can think of a lot of hot shows but not sure if I can come up with practically a month straight of them.

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Poster: ghostofpig Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

And those Ark shows bite as well.

I think it's way easier to find these strings in 1968--1972. Europe '72--quite the tear, the Academy run before that, the Fall '72 run. the entire year of 1969 . . . . .

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Poster: WHARFRAT Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Don't forget those Avalon shows 4/4 4/5 and 4/6/69
Those are some real stinkers :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

that horrid summer of '84 saw three shitty greek shows on one weekend followed by two horrendous ventura debacles the next. I know, I was at all 5 and still have a small claims case pending for my ticket refund.

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Poster: Solo Head Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Actually I was thinking consecutive shows but not necessarily a run of shows in the same venue for example: SPAC 06/85 into Hershey Park, those boys didn't miss a beat.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

I'd say the sunday at greek i mentioned into first set at ventura the following saturday qualifies under that type of post-80 run.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Sep 5, 2007 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

All of June '85 is fiery hot. Did you ever check out 6/25/85 at Blossom? If not, I'd do it today.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 5, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/beating+a+dead+horse.html

all in good fun...

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Poster: patkelley Date: Sep 6, 2007 5:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

OK, OK, I get it. But just think if the poster hadn't ever heard the magic, the wonder of the great Blossom show? It would be a tragedy of the type I'm dedicated to averting.

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Poster: Robony Date: Sep 5, 2007 12:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Actually, if you think about SPAC, you could say that they picked up in 85 where they left off in 83 and carried that into 88!

The boys seemed to love tho ole Spa State Park!

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Poster: shirley oldschool Date: Sep 5, 2007 11:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Qakland runs for the Holidays 12/26 - 12/31 1980 and so on ?

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 5, 2007 2:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

might get caught in a technicality here but the Boston garden run of 1991 ends the fall tour and the next gigs are the 4 halloween shows in oakland. Stretch these together and it's mamoth. Don't know if too much time lapses between to call it a legit run.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 6, 2007 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: ...right where they left off...

Alpine Valley Summer July 1989 from the 17th through the 19th.

3 winners in a row.